Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

          Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 1, 2009

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Delaware                     1-10026                    14-0462060
(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission               (I.R.S. Employer
     of incorporation)              File Number)             Identification No.)

                      1373 Broadway, Albany, New York 12204
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (518) 445-2200

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

Albany International Corp. (the "Company") issued a news release on July 1, 2009
announcing plans to reduce manufacturing capacity in certain locations. The
locations affected include the Company's facility in Tumwater, Washington as
well as facilities of certain subsidiaries in France and Germany.

The planned closures in Europe are subject to local law, as well as to
consultation with employee works councils.

Works council discussions in Europe are expected to begin shortly. Until they
are concluded, the Company is unable reasonably to estimate the costs that it
would expect to incur in connection with these intended actions. The Company
will disclose the amount, type and timing of any such costs promptly after they
are determined.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1 News Release dated July 1, 2009.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                                         By: /s/ Michael C. Nahl
                                             Name:  Michael C. Nahl
                                             Title: Executive Vice President and
                                                    Chief Financial Officer

      Date: July 2, 2009

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

                Exhibit No.       Description
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                   99.1           News Release dated July 1, 2009